This company now is making Minolta and K-mount auto cameras. They have been around for a few years formerly making less expensive lenses and flashes for other camera brands. Their web site at www.phoenixcorp.com (Site Dead after 2007) has a listing of all their current cameras and functions. Nothing fancy, but if you desire an older Minolta or K-mount body in a lighter weight. Here is something new to try.
Listing of 35mm cameras they produced in 2007 (using WayBackMachine)
Listing of 2 1/4 cameras they produced in 2007 (using WayBackMachine)
Discontinued brand: HIKARI - a basic LED (top red - over exposed green - O.K. bottom red - under exposed - NOT SURE - ) camera with a K-mount body. Sort of the Chinon CM-5 with updated plastic body? Never used one but assuming here. My local camera store sells these but we have a County College 6 mile away with photo courses. How many of those college courses will move it digital, only time will tell.
P-5000 35mm SLR AE basically a Minolta X370N
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For information only: this is a Minolta mount camera. It is a basic Auto camera using the license from Minolta to use their mount. It has an AE (auto exposure) lock the older Minolta did not have. Phoenix is a small company making flashes, lenses and now camera bodies. Most likely for the "student" cameras requiring full manual operations, which this can do.
Click here for more information from their page (site dead in 2007)
|Features and Benefits Section|
|Camera Type: Quartz/Electronic controlled 35mm SLR auto
exposure camera with TTL metering and LED display.
Film Format: 24mm x 36mm
Mount Type: Minolta ""MD"" mount
Quartz controlled horizontal-traverse cloth curtain
type. When using electronic shutter in AUTO;